Borrowing God’s Love

"For me to love You as You love me, I would have to borrow Your own love."
—St. Thérese of Lisieux

What love could a soul offer that would compare to Infinite Love itself? It is impossible.

. . . But like a mother who gives her child some money so that he can pay for the bouquet of flowers he wants to give her, our God gives us his own divine love so that we can love him in a way that we are utterly incapable of otherwise.

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Prayer to St. Joseph for Husbands

 

Prayer to St. Joseph for husbands

St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may be a good and holy husband just as you were for Mary. Help me to stay strong in adversity, faithful in temptation, and prayerful in all the decisions I make.

Pray for me, that I may be a kind and loving father just as you were for Jesus. Help me to be firm in discipline, gentle in guidance, and honourable in the example I set.

Walk with me as you walked with the Mother and Child on the road to Egypt. May I bring peace and joy and love to my family, with you as my example and God as my strength.

Amen

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Morality Isn’t Arbitrary

It's always funny listening to the New Atheists talk about God. They use words like "celestial dictator" to describe him, as though Christians imagine that God just sits in the sky and beams down his mandates which we must blindly follow, even if makes no sense. Even if it goes against our conscience.

Now, I can't speak for other religions or Christian denominations, but as a Catholic, this is not what I believe God does.

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Every Tiny Flower

"If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness."
— St. Therese of Lisieux

I apologize to my readers for the lapse in posts the last few weeks. My graphic design business has been busy the past month, leaving me only a little time to paint on the weekends, and even less to write. But I do have a few new studies that I would like to share soon!

Stay tuned! 🙂

The False Humility of Atheism

The other month I came across this pithy animated video, titled Optimistic Nihilism. I have thought about it frequently ever since. Having been raised Catholic, with the prospect of a heavenly eternity a completely normal thing to think about and sainthood a driving force in my day-to-day decisions, it deeply disturbed me to realize that there are people who not only reject the idea of our immortal souls (I knew that already) but who willingly reject even the idea of a life with purpose.

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New Product » His Bride Waits

The inspiration for this image first came to me a few months ago during mass...

The gospel reading was the parable of the brides waiting for the bridegroom. I pictured the warm glow of light from their lamps, the cool blue of the sleeping town below, their faces turned outward in anticipation for the return of their beloved. But that image, like so many that flit into my imagination at random moments, was lost in the the busyness of life. I did not think of it again until the feast of the Epiphany.

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